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HTMLMaternity Leave and Pay - A Reminder of the Basics
Carmel Owen, Meriel Schindler; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
After the introduction of shared parental leave, maternity leave will continue to form the default position for employed women and the shared parental regime will coexist with maternity rights as a parallel system.

 

HTMLHealth and Safety for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
Carmel Owen, Meriel Schindler; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
Employers have a general duty to protect the health and safety of their workers. They have specific duties where there are women of childbearing age at work.

 

HTMLIndemnity Note for Contractors and Consultants
Suriya Edwards, Julie Teal; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
An indemnity is a promise by one party, the contractor, to reimburse the other (a 'beneficiary' (such as the employer)) for loss or damage sustained by the beneficiary in respect of a particular risk/matter.

 

HTMLThe Curious Incident of the Italian Divorce Fraud - The Rapisarda Files
Natalie O'Shea; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014
The most recent judgment in Rapisarda v Colladon [2014] EWFC 35 (the facts for which seem to have been lifted from a theatrical sit-com, rather than the daily cause list) was handed down this week by the President Munby P.

 

HTMLThe Door Closes
James Copson; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
On 1 October 2014 the European Court of Justice made a landmark ruling on forum perpetuatio in children proceedings, that is to say as to whether once seised of jurisdiction on children matters the Court of a European Union member State is always seised. The decision was emphatic. The Justices...

 

HTMLEU Turns Up the Heat on Google
Caroline Thompson; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2014, previously published on December 2, 2014
Following the ECJ’s controversial ruling in Google Spain, the world’s favourite search engine has had a tough time in seeking to tread the line between respecting the judgment while maintaining its free speech agenda. Google has, to date, had somewhat of a free rein in deciding...

 

HTMLParliamentary Committee Calls for Evidence on Draft Protection of Charities Bill
Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2014, previously published on November 28, 2014
The parliamentary committee of MPs and peers considering the new powers set out in the draft Protection of Charities Bill heard evidence from the Charity Commission on 18 November 2014 as part of their call for evidence.

 

HTMLGuidance on New Rights for Surrogate Parents
Camilla Alonzo; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
Surrogacy is 'the practice whereby one woman carries a child with the intention that the child should be handed over at birth' to one of more persons who intend to bring up the child as their own (‘commissioning parents’). Employers may therefore be dealing with employees who are...

 

HTMLShared Parental Leave and Pay - Understand the New Rules
Daniel Isaac, Libby Payne; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
Parent: One of two people (‘co-parents’) who will share the main responsibility for the child's upbringing (and who may be the mother, the father, or the mother's partner if not the father).

 

HTMLNew Trust and Tax Reporting Obligations for UK Resident Non Doms - a Mini UK FATCA?
Lindsay Brown, Jessica Dabbs, Judith Ingham, Justine Markovitz, Ian Perrett; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
UK resident non-domiciliaries (RNDs), who have offshore bank accounts and interests in non-UK structures, are currently not required to provide any information about those accounts/structures to HMRC, provided that they claim the remittance basis of taxation in the UK, those accounts do not hold...

 


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